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Title: InGaN/GaN quantum wells for polariton laser diodes: Role of inhomogeneous broadening

Contrary to the case of III-nitride based visible light-emitting diodes for which the inhomogeneous linewidth broadening characteristic of InGaN-based multiple quantum well (MQW) heterostructures does not appear as a detrimental parameter, such a broadening issue can prevent a microcavity (MC) system entering into the strong light-matter coupling regime (SCR). The impact of excitonic disorder in low indium content (x ∼ 0.1) In{sub x}Ga{sub 1–x}N/GaN MQW active regions is therefore investigated for the subsequent realization of polariton laser diodes by considering both simulations and optical characterizations. It allows deriving the requirements for such MQWs in terms of absorption, emission linewidth, and Stokes shift. Systematic absorption-like and photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy experiments are performed on single and multiple In{sub 0.1}Ga{sub 0.9}N/GaN quantum wells (QWs). Micro-PL mappings reveal a low temperature PL linewidth of ∼30 meV, compatible with SCR requirements, for single QWs for which the microscopic origin responsible for this broadening is qualitatively discussed. When stacking several InGaN/GaN QWs, a departure from such a narrow linewidth value and an increase in the Stokes shift are observed. Various possible reasons for this degradation such as inhomogeneous built-in field distribution among the QWs are then identified. An alternative solution for the MC design to achieve the SCR withmore » the InGaN alloy is briefly discussed.« less
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  1. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Institute of Condensed Matter Physics, CH-1015 Lausanne (Switzerland)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22303991
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 115; Journal Issue: 23; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; ABSORPTION; COUPLING; DISTRIBUTION; GALLIUM NITRIDES; INDIUM COMPOUNDS; LASER RADIATION; LIGHT EMITTING DIODES; MATTER; PHOTOLUMINESCENCE; QUANTUM WELLS; SIMULATION; SOLID SOLUTIONS; SPECTROSCOPY; VISIBLE RADIATION